Wilmcote (WMC)

Type: National Rail (Shakespeare Line)
Station code: WMC
Opened: 1860
Wilmcote is 4 miles North of Stratford-upon-Avon and serves the historic village of the same name which is the site of Mary Arden's Farm (this is advertised on the station name signs). The original Wilmcote station dates from 1860 and was on the Hatton-Stratford Line with just a single platform. The current station dates from 1908 when the line from Birmingham to Stratford (and through the Cheltenham) was upgraded and doubled by the Great Western Railway [1].

Wilmcote station is just South of Bearley Junction where the Shakespeare Line is joined by a line from Leamington Spa. Wilmcote is served by London Midland and Chiltern Railways, some of whose services go through to London Marylebone.

Wilmcote is an unmanned station these days though retains its station buildings however neither are open to the public.
Birmingham / London platform and main station building

A London Midland 150 departs for Stratford
The footbridge

Station sign

Station building on Stratford platform

[1] Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith, Stratford-upon-Avon to Birmingham (Middleton Press, 2006) p. 37